Earlier this school year our class did an in-depth study of Christopher Columbus. We took notes, asked questions, created a pros and cons chart and studied the causes and effects of the Columbian Exchange. In writing workshop we also began a unit on argument and opinion essays. We worked for several weeks to learn revision techniques to improve our essays. We learned that it’s important to understand different perspectives and to respect other people’s opinions. We also learned how to support our opinions with facts. So now we are ready to share our opinions and ideas with the world. You can click here to bring you to a page with the links to each students’ essays.